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WinteRush remnants

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WinteRush remnants

The dip must go on

The dip must go on
Photo: Michael Barriault

Although a lack of snow canceled this year's WinterRush festival in Portland, the Polar Bear 5K and Freezin' for a Reason Dip went on as scheduled on Feb. 13. The weather was bright and sunny, but judging from the dippers' faces, the water at East End Beach was still cold as heck.

Winter run

Winter run
Photo: Michael Barriault
Andy Walsh, left, of North Yarmouth and Robert Kutzer of Gorham run toward Portland's East End Beach during the Polar Bear 5K on Feb. 13 in Portland.